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We are located in the Tackett’s Mill Shopping Center facing the lake side of the development. If you see a PetValu, you’re on the wrong side – just swing around the back side and drive to the back lot. Here’s a map!

We’re closed Mondays. On Tuesdays through Saturdays, we’re open from 10:00AM – 7:00PM, and on Sundays, we’re open at 10:00AM – 4:00PM. Occasionally we’ll host our beekeeping classes after hours on Saturdays. Here’s our event calendar!

We do offer intro to advanced level beekeeping classes! We’re constantly adding classes to our events calendar. You can find them on our Events tab or by clicking here.

We do ship our beekeeping supplies! But you can also pick them up locally during regular business hours. We’re conveniently located at 2230 Tacketts Mill Dr D, Lake Ridge, VA 22192 and are open every day but Mondays!

We do sell our very own Sweet Sophia brand of handmade products such as local honey, creams, balms and much more! You can find all those products at

Yes!  While the science might be inconclusive, we have thousands of customers who swear by it.

No.  A honeybee’s forage area extends well beyond neighborhoods.  Honey from the same region and with the same types of flowers and trees will be just fine.

Maybe, but doubtful.  In fact, one would be hard pressed to find truly organic honey.  Honeybees forage an area approximately 80 square miles.  In order to be organic, no chemicals, fertilizers, or pesticides can be used.

Yes!  Our honey is no processed or heated.  We simply strain it to remove wax bits and bee parts.

Yes.  We have bees all over Prince William County from Lake Ridge to Haymarket.  We also source honey from beekeepers in Faquier, Loudoun, Stafford, and Fairfax counties.

No.  We sell our honey at our shop and online.

Yes.  We have partnered with Richland Honeybees to provide USDA certified Russian bees.  We start taking orders for Russian nucleus colonies (nucs) in November for delivery in May.

No, but we can point you towards other local bee providers.

No, but we can point you towards Queen providers.

Definitely contact your local beekeepers’ association with all information such as location, bee activity, and preferably a photograph of the bees.